Category Archives: People

Coming Out at Work: A Decision That Could be Life-Changing

I have had two jobs where I came out of the closet; one was a big mistake and the other was the right thing to do. For many gay people, deciding to

Conservatives Want to Cure Gays and Stone Them

I always find it interesting when a heterosexual thinks they have the ability to understand what makes someone gay. Texas governor Rick Perry compared being gay to being an alcoholic. Speaking in

Michael Sam Knocks Down another Wall for Gay Rights

I am not a football fan in even the least sense of the word. In fact, if I was having difficulty sleeping, watching a football game would surely end my bout of

The Imperial Governor: Oklahoma’s Mary Fallin Needs to Go

As a native and a resident of Oklahoma, I have seen many governors come and go. Some have been Republicans and some have been Democrats. Oklahoma may be a conservative state but

Beyond Bigotry: GOP Needs Self-Examination Over Racism

To hear conservatives talk about racism, it is as though America has moved away from racism and it is only because liberals, or in other words Democrats, are the ones who keep

Hunger in USA Rises, but So Does Wealth for the Wealthiest

A USA Today article that I just finished reading, “Hunger is a ‘silent crisis’ in the USA”, points out the seriousness of hunger in America. The article specifically talks about two different

U.S. Supreme Court Gives Loud Voice to the Wealthy

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said in his opinion for the majority in ruling for McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, “Money in politics may at times seem repugnant to some,

Single-Payer Health Care Would Solve Religious Objection Issue

The United States Supreme Court has just heard arguments over the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) concerning the rights of for-profit corporations to object to paying for certain types of birth control required

Crossing the Line: Religious Freedom or Religious Imposition

Recently, several conservative states have introduced legislation to allow businesses and self-employed individuals to refuse service to others on the grounds of religious beliefs, thus allowing discrimination. Though the laws are differently

Ted Nugent’s Rant about Obama May Backfire, for Texas Governor Candidate

If aging rock singer Ted Nugent wants to see a “subhuman mongrel”, he need not look any further than the mirror. His nastiness toward our president, Barack Obama is uncalled for and